Martin Lea Brown

Sartorial Contemporary Art is pleased to present Martin Lea Brown, an artist whose paintings have a humorous response to the cash crisis. In the series ‘Fools Gold’ Brown constructs scenes in oil paints of masked raiders committing the perfect crime at point blank range.

Watch what happens next when the villains grab the dirty cash…Cry Wolf, Tears of a Clown, Super Grass, Dirty Rat, maybe its time to make a Sharp Exit and step on it and find a safe place to stash the cash…

Daily scenes of heists, robberies and other high culture moments. He works the oils deeply to achieve a rich, vivid and colourful painting structure, his subjects are simultaneously satirical whilst retaining a dark humour.

“Freeze don’t move or blink your eye I want your money or your gold before you die!”


Hold on Hostage 2008 Oil on canvas, 158 x 262 cm